Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wow, I haven't posted in almost a month! It's not like me but I guess I have other things on my mind - see above. I took this a couple of nights ago when I was 38 weeks. Pregnancy is quite lovely, and so far I have managed not to acquire new stretch marks. But I am now officially OVER IT... I have been measuring 6 weeks ahead for some time so there have been problems with my hips, spine, groin, thighs, etc. Everything is agony and not enjoyable anymore, especially when you have a 2.5 year old to also chase around.
I keep being told 'sooner rather than later' would be good for this baby to arrive. At 34.5 weeks I had an ultrasound as my GP was concerned about my size. This baby was measuring 40 weeks and roughly 3.6 kgs THEN!
Every night with every twinge, cramp or pain I wonder 'is this it?' only to fall into a bad sleep and awake still with a huge belly! It can't go on too much longer I guess. I have everyone on standby to help with Theo, poor hubby ready to dart back from work if he is working nights and a fabulous Doula ready to jump in too.
So, I am ready. And I should mention, having cramps, pains, etc is WONDERFUL to me. Last time I didn't have one... waters broke and 36 hours later, still no pain! So at least my body understands what's meant to be happening this time around.